In Fund Directions, Investment Management Partner James Thomas Discusses Proxy Voting

In The News
November 19, 2018

An article published by Fund Directions on Nov. 6 titled “Looking under the hood of proxy voting,” discusses how a range of new and changing issues - including shareholder activism, retail investor participation, shareholder proposals, technological advances and third-party proxy advisory firms - are placing renewed focus on the area for fund boards. As a result, fund boards will be watching SEC developments concerning proxy voting, with any changes recommended by the regulator likely to lead to an updating of policies and procedures. In the piece investment management partner James Thomas notes how boards may also find themselves faced with how to vote on environmental, social and governance issues when a vote might impact both ESG and non-ESG funds in their complex.